General funds pay for the day-to-day operations of city government, which include the services a city provides to local residents.
Whittaker-Bermite. For a string of out-of-town investors, the name has conjured visions of profit.
On Nov. 24, Steve Cooley conceded the California attorney general election to Kamala Harris. I am writing to point out that attacking candidates based on their opposition - or perceived opposition - to the death penalty was not successful this election year in California. The death penalty is no longer the third rail of politics.
A wise person once said, "Children are our future." The future looks bleak if we as a society do not begin to make strides in our educational system.
The Week in the Santa Clarita Valley through our eyes.
In the academic arena, the study of philosophy is usually broken down into the areas of metaphysics, ethics and aesthetics. The latter of these seeks to understand the area of beauty, its nature and its benefits.
When one thinks of American suburbs, one thinks of dullness and predictability, the very thing that attracts the demographic that finds the suburbs most appealing. The historical anthropological denizen of the suburbs enjoys the seeming good order of a beige and landscaped existence, where everyone seemingly plans their lives around a long commute, school for the kids, athletic fields on the weekend and turning in at a reasonable hour.
One of the classic books on success is Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich."
The SCV Jaycees (JCI Santa Clarita) call for toy and money donations for its 12th annual Santa's Helpers event at Ice Station Valencia, set for Saturday, Dec. 18.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is collecting new, unwrapped toys for children ages 1-16 until Friday, Dec. 17.
The city's new public library system becomes a reality on July 1, but as you might imagine, there is much work to be done between now and then.
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ODESSA, Ukraine (AP) - Police in Odessa have freed some detained activists after hundreds of pro-Russian demonstrators stormed police headquarters in the Ukrainian port city.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple and Samsung are suing each other in courts and trade offices around the world, each making claims that the other copied patented mobile device features.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The house fortified with boarded-up windows and makeshift alarms where Ariel Castro held three women captive for nearly a decade is gone now.
LANCASTER (AP) - One person is dead and five more are injured, including three children, after a two-car wreck in Southern California.
NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Harry McAlpin was standing outside the Oval Office, moments away from becoming the first black reporter to attend a presidential news conference, when one of his contemporaries approached with a deal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Little was sacred when President Barack Obama tossed out playful but pointed jokes Saturday night - not even his own health care plan.
So what do you think of the photo and the young man with his low-low riding pants in today's paper?
It is said that anyone can father a child but it takes a very special man to be a dad.
My mother made an indelible impression on me because she gave me the most valuable tool a parent could give a child, love and confidence.
The public gathered at Val Verde Park on May 3 to contribute small items for capsule that will provide future residents with a snapshot of life in 2014.
Mother's day comes each May